My daughter is in Year 4 and has always done really well (straight A's or "Excellent's" as they call them now) since Year 1. I know she is not gifted or anything, but a bit of a smart cookie. I know it isn't always a great measure but in her NAPLAN last year she got greater than 6 (the dot in the arrow part) across the board.
My concern is that she is bored at school, finishes the work quickly and then sits there doing nothing (her words) or sometimes "extension" work which is just crosswords, word searches etc, not proper work really, and certainly not "extending" her in any way. The other problem is that she is Lazy with a capital L! Unless something interests her she doesn't appy herself - this applies to other aspects of her life as well . I think I am worried that she is just drifting along, when she has the potential to do so much more, and that this is setting the scene for the rest of her schooling. Her teacher really doesn't believe in homework (maybe 5mins spelling/maths a night - which she does in 2mins and it bores her to tears, to the point she refuses to do it)
Not really sure what I am asking - maybe for anyones (especially teachers etc) thoughts on what I can do to help my DD do well at school and achieve her potential?